News Releases

Hawaii Green Business Awards Honor Energy Efficiency Efforts Across the StatePosted on July 11, 2014 in NewsGreen Business Program
State Energy Office -- The state honored 13 businesses and nine events today for their outstanding and innovative clean energy efforts at the 2014 Hawaii Green Business Awards.
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GreenSun Hawaii Loan Program Finances $3 Million in Solar Installations StatewidePosted on July 7, 2014 in NewsGreenSun Hawaii
State Energy Office -- GreenSun Hawaii, a loan program administered by the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC), has reached the $3 million milestone of loans issued. The latest round of funding included the program’s first-ever commercial loan of $167,500 for a non- profit organization.
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DBEDT Files Applications with PUC to Implement Green Energy Market Securitization ProgramPosted on June 9, 2014 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- DBEDT has filed two applications with the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) seeking approval to move forward with the Abercrombie Administration’s Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program, which will make solar panels and other clean energy improvements more accessible and affordable to Hawaii consumers.
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Hawaii Applauds Obama Administration’s Climate Change Rules for Power Plants–Rest of the Country Following Hawaii’s LeadPosted on June 2, 2014 in Newsclimate change map
State Energy Office -- The White House today released new rules under the Clean Air Act governing what existing power plants must do to reduce earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
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‘HI Growth Initiative’ Establishes Financing Pipeline for Hawaii’s Tech IndustryPosted on May 29, 2014 in NewsHI Growth Initiative
The Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) today announced the State of Hawaii’s $4.5 million commitment to Startup Capital Ventures II, a Hawaii- and California-based fund that will provide investment capital to help Hawaii technology companies scale.
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State Forecasts Stable Economic GrowthPosted on May 14, 2014 in Newsqser-blue
In its second quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) projects stable economic growth in 2014 and beyond.
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Newly Issued Hawaii Public Utilities Commission’s Decisions Aligned with State’s Long-Term Energy GoalsPosted on April 29, 2014 in NewsState Energy Policy
State Energy Office -- The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) State Energy Office and Gov. Neil Abercrombie commended the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) issuance of four major decisions and orders today.
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Hawaii Refinery Task Force Submits Final Report to the GovernorPosted on April 28, 2014 in NewsHawaii Refinery Task Force Interim Report
State Energy Office -- The Hawaii Refinery Task Force has completed its year-long study of the potential impacts of refinery closures and has submitted its Final Report to Gov. Neil Abercrombie.
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Honolulu Ranks First in the Nation for Solar InstallationPosted on April 14, 2014 in NewsSolar Panels
State Energy Office -- On a per-capita basis, Honolulu is the leading solar city in the nation according to the Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution report by Environment America Research and Policy Center.
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DBEDT Launches Online Tax Credit Research Activity (TCRA) SurveyPosted on March 14, 2014 in NewsTax Credit Research Activity Survey
The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) has launched the online Tax Credit Research Activity (TCRA) Survey (DBEDT Form 346) at dbedt.hawaii.gov.
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